Shubbak Festival | A window on contemporary Arab culture

"Shubbak not only shows the diversity of Arab culture but also what makes it distinctive to itself."

Festival audience member, 2019

Every two years, Shubbak presents a major festival of remarkable contemporary Arab art and culture in London. Our bold and varied programme brings a different perspective on Arab culture. Our audiences appreciate the opportunity to find out more about contemporary Arab artists. They are excited by the chance to discover new and interesting pieces of work. To get a flavour of what we offer, watch some of our favourite moments and highlights from 2019. Our next festival will take place live and online this summer. Join us!

Shubbak festival highlights

Recent highlights

Watch some of our favourite moments from Shubbak Festival 2019. Or take a look at What's On(line) to explore recent and archived projects.

Young DJ lit from above

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Shubbak Festival returns in 2021 with a new programme of online and offline events, which means you can experience the festival from wherever you are. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media to be among the first to hear about it.